Lets make it Personal

The following guide has been designed to explain the processes involved in the personalisation techniques available for our products throughout the catalogue. For further information please call our sales office.



Rotary Printing

A type of screen printing in which the product is rolled along the screen so that the print covers the circumference of the product, creating a ‘wrap around’ print.


FOR MUGS, FLASKS AND PENS

Engraving

A very intricate process which involves carving the logo into the item, producing a permanent form of branding. In most cases engraving is performed by specialist computer guided laser engraving machinery.

FOR METAL ITEMS

Digital Printing

Produced using ink jet print machinery. The 4 colours, cyan, magenta, yellow and black, are used in different quantities to produce millions of different colours and shades. It is great for printing photos, four colour process images and more detailed logos.

FOR ITEMS WITH FLAT SURFACES

Litho Printing

Litho printing is a method used to print text or artwork onto paper. The required image is etched onto a metal plate and then transferred to a rubber roller. The image is then taken from the roller and applied to the item.


FOR NOTEBOOKS


Debossing

Debossing is a technique that leaves an impression of the logo on an item. A heated, metal plate is applied to the surface of the item and when removed it leaves behind a recessed imprint.


FOR PAPER AND PU PRODUCTS

Embroidery

Stitches one or multi-coloured logos onto material products using a needle and strands of thread or yarn.



FOR MATERIAL PRODUCTS

Die Sublimation

Printing starts with films that contain dyes; these are placed on the material and heated up by the print head. This causes the pigments to leave the film and enter into the material where it cools and re-solidifies. This creates a gentle gradation at the edge of each pixel and because the colour infuses, it is less vulnerable to fading and distortion over time.

FOR LANYARDS

Printing

Printing is the most popular and cost effective technique and can take the format of pad (tampo) or screen printing. Pad printing involves the use of a pad to apply the ink to the product. Screen printing applies the ink via the use of a stencil placed on a porous material screen.

FOR PLASTIC, PU AND METAL ITEMS

Screen Printing Bags

Printing is the most popular and cost effective technique. Screen printing applies the ink via the use of a stencil placed on a porous material screen.


FOR BAGS


Rotary Engraving

The principle is much the same as standard engraving but specialist machinery enables the item to be rolled as is it marked, allowing the branding to cover the circumference of the item.

FOR METAL ITEMS WITH CYLINDRICAL SHAPES

Transfer Printing

A printed image is applied to thermal paper which is then transferred to the item via a heat process. This technique is ideal for reproducing four colour process logos onto material based product.


FOR MATERIAL ITEMS SUCH AS BAGS.

Label/Doming

Self-adhesive printed label. For doming add an epoxy dome cover made of polyurethane resin; it’s durable, tough and long lasting. The label and doming process is often used to achieve four colour process logos and can be more cost effective than other printing methods, as it is the same cost regardless of the number of print colours.

DOMING FOR RECESSED ITEMS, LABELS FOR JARS AND SANITISERS

Foil Blocking

Similar to debossing (and using the same machinery), foil blocking leaves an imprint in the item, but the difference is that it can add colour to the impression. The colour is added by putting a colour foil between the dye and the product. The most popular colours to use are silver and gold.

FOR PAPER AND PU PRODUCTS

PVC

PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is a type of plastic which is easy to mould and can be produced in many colours. A bespoke mould is created incorporating a logo in various shapes and designs and is then filled with the liquid PVC and left to set and harden. Set up costs are low, allowing small order runs.

FOR PLASTIC PRODUCTS

Iron Stamping

A heated metal dye is pressed into the surface of the item which leaves behind an impression. The impression is then filled with colour.


FOR ITEMS WITH SOLID METAL SURFACES